“Attractive Danube” – Improving Capacities for Enhancing Territorial Attractiveness of the Danube Region

Zivkovic, Ljiljana and Barboric, Blaz (2017) “Attractive Danube” – Improving Capacities for Enhancing Territorial Attractiveness of the Danube Region. REAL CORP 2017 – PANTA RHEI – A World in Constant Motion. Proceedings of 22nd International Conference on Urban Planning, Regional Development and Information Society. pp. 55-64. ISSN 2521-3938

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Since the launching of the European Observation Network for Territorial Development and Cohesion (ESPON) programme in 2002, as the initiative for territorial monitoring of the EU Cohesion Policy implementation and results evaluation against the European Spatial Development Perspective (ESDP) goals, the number, variation and specialization of the territorial monitoring systems for development policies implementation in Europe have been growing stadily. And, although these territorial monitoring systems are differening among themselves in respect to the specific goals they are aspiring and/or territorial units they are using for analyses, common for all of them is support to the vision of cohesive, smart and sustainable territorial development throughout EU and its cross-border regions up till 2020. The purpose of this paper is to present the Attractive Danube project, which aim is to build a territorial monitoring system to support the transnational territorial attractiveness policy priorities identification, implementation and evaluation within the Danube Region. Implementing in period 2017-2019 under the Interreg’s Danube Transnational Cooperation (DTP) programme, this project has a goal to improve the transnational governance and institutional capacities of 11 countries (Slovenia, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Germany, Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia, Croatia, Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina) to enhance their competitive advantages by the better understanding and management of the national social, economic and environmental development potentials within the Danube macroregion. Thus, in this paper, after the Attractive Danube project’s background, aim, goals and methodology description, the territorial attractiveness concept, indicators and monitoring tool would be presented. Afterwards, the approach to improvement of stakeholders’ capacities for the territorial attractiveness understanding and management as well as national and transnational policies integration is described. Finally, along with the information on current project status and planned activities in future, conclusions on the expected project’s outcomes is made.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Attractive Danube project, territorial attractiveness policy, territorial attractiveness monitoring system, cohesive development (EU regional policy), territorial attractiveness
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Depositing User: Maria Molnár
Date Deposited: 08 Sep 2017 11:14
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2017 11:14
URI: http://repository.corp.at/id/eprint/343

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